Your child's academic success starts with you.

Learn how you can help your child aim higher.

What are academic standards?

Standards define what students need to know and be able to do by the end of each grade. Teachers and parents use standards to set shared goals for student learning and track student progress.

What are Arizona’s College & Career Ready Standards?

A set of academic standards in math and English for grades K-12. The goal of the standards is to prepare all students with the knowledge and skills they need for life after high school.

What is the difference between standards and curriculum?

Standards are a set of goals that outline what students should know in each grade. Curricula are the materials and textbooks used to teach the standards, which are created or selected by school boards, administrators & teachers.

Are these higher standards working?

Teachers and students have been working hard to meet these higher standards for the past 5 years and are making progress! Arizona ranks 2nd in the nation for gains in 8th grade reading and math, and 4th in the nation for gains in 4th grade reading.


Top tips to help your child succeed.

You can make a difference in your child’s education by
learning more about the College and Career Ready Standards.


Ask if you can review an example of your child’s work.

Read more »

Reinforce your child’s learning at home with fun activities.

Read more »

Learn more about the standards and AzMERIT, the new test replacing AIMS.

Standards FAQ AzMERIT

Arizona standards are student-focused and teacher-approved.